The bushfire crisis has placed Labor ahead of the Coalition for the first time since the federal election, with Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s approval rating also plummeting, according to a Newspoll published in The Australian,
Labor is ahead 51-49 on a two-party-preferred basis, representing a significant turnaround from December’s poll, which had the Coalition ahead 52-48:
The Coalition’s primary vote has dropped two points to 40%, whereas Labor’s has improved from 33% to 36% from early December:
ScoMo’s approval also tumbled from 45% to 37%, whereas Labor Leader Anthony Albanese’s rating jumped from 40% to 46%:
The poll was conducted between January 8 and January 11 and surveyed 1505 voters.